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17th Century German Harpsichord Music: The Stylus Phantasticus

Johann Kaspar Kerll , Melchior Schildt , Heinrich Scheidemann , Gregorian Chant , Matthias Weckmann , Johann Philipp Krieger , Dietrich Buxtehude , Georg Bohm , Edward Parmentier , Edward Parmentier Audio CD
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listen  1. Toccata 3a in A Minor 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Toccata 10ma in C Major 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Paduana Lachrymae After Dowland 5:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Praeambulum 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Galliarda 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Jest wollst uns weisen 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Resonet in laudibus 1:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Toccata in D Major 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Canzon 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Suite in C Minor: I. Allemande 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Suite in C Minor: II. Gigue 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Suite in C Minor: III. Courante 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Suite in C Minor: IV. Sarabande & Double 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Fuga 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Toccata in G Minor 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Suite in F Major: I. Allemande 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Suite in F Major: II. Courante 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Suite in F Major: III. Sarabande 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Suite in F Major: IV. Gigue 1:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Variations Rofilis 2:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Suite in D Major: I. Ouverture 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Suite in D Major: II. Air 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Suite in D Major: III. Rigaudon & Trio 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Suite in D Major: IV. Rondeau 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Suite in D Major: V. Menuet0:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Suite in D Major: VI. Chaconne 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Edward Parmentier
  • Composer: Johann Kaspar Kerll, Melchior Schildt, Heinrich Scheidemann, Gregorian Chant, Matthias Weckmann, et al.
  • Audio CD (December 15, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wild Boar Records
  • ASIN: B00000G3XR
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylus Phantasticus indeed! April 14, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This disc traces the evolution of the wild, improvisatory toccata as it was known and relished in Germany in the century before Bach. The music is very wild and uninhibited, filled with bravura passage work and unusual harmonies. Compounding this is the menatone tuning universally used in that time, which puts a minefield of dissonances in the composer's path. The harpsichord used, by Keith Hill, is tuned not only in meantone, but with a technique called "fringing" in which the unison strings are deliberately and consistently tuned slightly out of unison with one another, giving a restless feel to the sound, and added piquance to the dissonances. Parmentier is at his very best here. A five-star performance, all around!
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